A city of west-central Russia regarding the Volga River east of Moscow. Founded in 1401, the modern town became the main city of a robust Tartar khanate in 1455 but was conquered by Czar Ivan IV in 1552. Within the 18th century it had been an outpost of Russian colonization to your east. Population: 1,110,000.
Kazan, Elia 1909-2003. Turkish-born United states stage and film director whose credits include Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) while the movies regarding the Waterfront (1954) and East of Eden (1955).